Con Conrad

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Birthday
18, 1891
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 28, 1938 (47)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1891
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 28, 1938 (47)

About

Best known for Memory Lane and Lonesome and Sorry. He was co-winner of the first Academy Award for Best Song.

Before Fame

He used to be a vaudeville performer. His first song, Down in Dear Old New Orleans was published in 1912. He also produced the 1913 Broadway show The Honeymoon Express starring Al Jolson.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Family Life

He married actress Francine Larrimore, but they later divorced.

Associated With

He and collaborator Herb Magidson were given the first Academy Award for Best Song in 1934 for The Continental. It was featured in the movie The Gay Divorcee and was sung by Ginger Rogers.